28th April 2014
France: Car service driver sacked for saying ‘I don’t pick up gays’ 14
4:16 PM — A driver in a French car hire service who refused service to two gay men has been suspended.
Max Clifford, who said he could only do a ‘gay voice’, found guilty of sex charges 7
3:50 PM — PR guru Max Clifford, who told a jury in his sex abuse trial the only voice he can put on is a “gay” one, has been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault.
Pakistan: Paramedic admits to killing 3 gay men, describing homosexuality as ‘evil’ 25
1:04 PM — A 28-year-old paramedic, who wanted to eliminate the "evil” of homosexuality from Pakistan society, has been arrested for killing several gay men he met online.
27th April 2014
UK: Merseyside police commissioner vows action after increase in hate crimes 3
3:01 PM — Merseyside's police commissioner has vowed to take action to stamp out hate crimes, after statistics showed they increased in 2013.
26th April 2014
UK: Government computer used to label Canadian author a ‘homophobe’ on Wikipedia 13
6:16 PM — A government computer was used to vandalise author David Gilmour's Wikipedia entry and call him a homophobe.
US: Two trans people sue New Jersey police departments for ‘humiliation’ 2
5:04 PM — Two trans people are suing separate New Jersey police departments, both alleging that they were discriminated against.
Human Rights Watch: Obama should use Malaysia visit to raise sodomy ban
1:50 PM — Human Rights Watch has said that Barack Obama should use his visit to Malaysia to raise gay rights issues in the country.
25th April 2014
Gay former Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash cleared of sex abuse charges 5
12:56 PM — Kevin Clash, the actor formerly behind the popular Sesame Street character Elmo for 28 years, has been cleared of all sex abuse charges.
Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman 35
10:58 AM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Istanbul.
Bryan Singer withdraws from X-Men promo over ‘completely false’ claims he abused 17-year-old 39
12:04 AM — Gay Hollywood director Bryan Singer has broken his silence on claims that he abused a 17-year-old, labelling the accusations "outrageous, vicious and completely false".
24th April 2014
UK: Man who dressed as bunny jailed for stabbing ex’s new boyfriend 5
6:33 PM — A man who dressed up in a bunny costume in order to stab his ex’s new boyfriend in the neck and tried to incapacitate him with chloroform has been jailed.
Bahrain: Transgender prostitutes lose appeal against jail term 2
1:34 PM — Two transgender prostitutes in Bahrain have lost an appeal against a six-month jail sentence.
23rd April 2014
Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures 9
6:49 PM — A petition to stop a lesbian asylum seeker in the UK from being sent back to a death sentence in Nigeria has passed 165,000 signatures.
New York: Suspects arrested for attacking gay man, leaving him with ripped eye socket 12
5:55 PM — Four men have been arrested in connection with a homophobic attack on a gay man in New York.
22nd April 2014
Brunei delays introducing law allowing gays to be stoned to death 24
3:08 PM — The introduction of Brunei’s new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity has been delayed.
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 3
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
Man accusing gay X-Men director Bryan Singer of rape sues TV executives 46
12:25 PM — The man accusing X-Men director Bryan Singer of raping him as a teenager has sued three more Hollywood figures.
21st April 2014
Turkish university cancels talks on homosexuality due to Hezbullah fears 14
3:28 PM — A panel discussion on homosexuality at a Turkish university has been cancelled following fears that it may have caught the attention of Hizbullah.
20th April 2014
US: Alabama woman charged with murder of son’s gay lover
4:07 PM — An Alabama woman has been charged with the murder of her son's gay lover, after he was gunned down outside a truck stop.
19th April 2014
US: Missing car of murdered lesbian couple recovered in Houston 1
9:06 PM — A car belonging to a lesbian couple who were found murdered next to a dumpster last month in Texas has been recovered.